[act-ma] 3/19 (Wed.) Frances Moore Lappe at Cambridge Forum

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GETTING A GRIP ON DEMOCRACY with Frances Moore Lappé.
March 19, 2008
6:30 pm Reception for the speaker
7:30 pm Forum

Looking at a world beset by problems—from poverty to hunger to environmental collapse---how can Americans find new inspiration to use the tools of democracy to achieve badly needed change?  What are the sources of creativity that can shift us from a “circle of powerlessness” to a “circle of empowerment”?   How can ordinary citizens rise above cynicism to restore our democracy?

Francis Moore Lappé, founder of Small Planet Institute, addresses these questions in her new book, Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity and Courage in a World Gone Mad.  She discusses her ideas at Cambridge Forum on March 19 at 6:70 pm.  David Leslie, Executive Director of Food for Free moderates.  The Forum is preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm to honor Mr. Lappé.  In 1971 Francis Moore Lappé wrote the legendary best seller, Diet for a Small Planet,  that profoundly shaped the ethics of eating for generations. Her new book is the latest stop in her lifelong quest for an ethical relationship between human beings and the planet they live on.

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